Commerce boots Lincoln
Commerce kicked a last-second field goal
to beat Lincoln County last Friday 16-15.
Commerce booted past the Red Devils with no time remaining. But
to get there, the Tigers' Monté Williams put up 82 fourth-quarter
yards to make the rally happen.
Williams finished the night with 139 yards and one touchdown.
The yards put Williams over the hump in the race for the state
Williams, in pursuit of the state career rushing record, needs
757 yards to break Robert Toomer's 1991 record.
The Tiger tailback has gained 773 yards in the first five games.
East Hall downs
Take away two turnovers and a blocked
punt and the Banks County Leopards' football game against East
Hall last Friday night would have turned out a lot differently.
Instead, the Vikings left Homer with a 38-18 win.
Banks County turned the ball over three times in the games. Two
of those turnovers led to 10 Viking points. A blocked punt ran
back for a touchdown gave East Hall another seven points.
Tigers and Panthers, Oh my!
All three varsity softball teams in Jackson County will begin
area tournament play Tuesday.
Jefferson plays Rabun Gap at 2:30 p.m., and Commerce faces host
Buford at 4 p.m. The losers will play at 5:30 p.m., with the
winners squaring off Wednesday at 1 p.m. The tournament final
is set for Wednesday at 4 p.m., with the second game (if necessary)
The Lady Panthers host their area tournament at Lamar Murphy
Park. Jackson County's first game is set for 5:45 p.m.
The top two teams from each of the area tournaments advance to
the state sectional round in their respective classifications.
to top AAA team
Eastside in for homecoming Friday
Jackson County will host Eastside (4-1/2-1) Friday at Panther
Stadium for homecoming night. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Senior Anthony Collins and his Jackson County teammates had the
Hart County defense reeling early Friday night in Hartwell. Collins
returned the game's opening kick to the Bulldog 36 yard-line.
An interception at the Hart County eight ended the drive, but
the Panthers forced Hart to go three-and-out on their first posession.
Quarterback Bradley Wilson found Adam Doss for a 20-yard touchdown
that gave Jackson County a 6-0 lead over the state's top class
AAA team with two minutes left in the first quarter.
Though the teams had accumulated virtually the same amounts of
total yardage in the first half, the same Hart County team that
struggled in the first quarter came alive to score seven times
and hand the Panthers their second region loss, 49-6.
Dragons beat Social Circle in OT
The Jefferson Dragons will travel to Oglethorpe
County Friday to face the Patriots of region 7-AA.
The Dragons' Blake Gooch intercepted a Social Circle pass in
overtime last week to life Jefferson to a 19-13 win, improving
their season record to 3-2.
Kyle Potts passed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on an 11-of-17
performance. Ryan Gurley was on the receiving end of both TD
passes, and had 17 tackles and an interception in the win.
"The play of our defense in overtime was big," head
coach Bob Gurley said of his team's win.
Raiders now 6-0
The Madison County Red Raiders remained
unbeaten on the season with a 20-7 win on the road at Warren
With the win the Raiders clinched their fourth winning season
in school history and became the first Madison County team to
Donny Stamper led the way in the win, romping for all three Raider
touchdowns while picking up 137 yards on 32 carries.
Stamper picked up a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter,
a six-yard score in third quarter and capped the night off with
a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Madison County will try to pick up their seventh win this Friday
in McDonough against Union Grove.